This article has been marked as incomplete and in need of reformatting. Please help us to improve it.

Practical Plants is a community wiki. You can edit this page to improve the quality of the information it contains. To learn how, please read the editing guide.

Uses

Toxic parts

Although no individual reports regarding this species have been seen, there have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in large quantities and by some mammals, of certain members of this genus. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible[1].

Edible uses

Notes

Bulb - raw or cooked[2][3][4]. A garlic substitute, it is used as a flavouring in salads and cooked foods[5]. The bulbs are 10 - 15mm in diameter[6].

Leaves - raw or cooked. A mild garlic flavour, they make a nice addition to salads and can also be used as a flavouring in cooked foods[K]. Flowers - raw. Used as a garnish on salads, they are very attractive and have a pleasant mild garlic flavour[K].

Bulbils - raw or cooked. Very small and fiddly to use, though they have a pleasant mild garlic flavour[K].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles[7].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Although no specific mention of medicinal uses has been seen for this species, members of this genus are in general very healthy additions to the diet. They contain sulphur compounds (which give them their onion flavour) and when added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system[K].
There are no medicinal uses listed for Allium roseum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle - if you want to produce clumps more quickly then put three plants in each pot. Grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in spring once they are growing vigorously and are large enough. Division in spring. Very easy, the plants divide successfully at any time in the growing season and the divisions can be planted straight out into their permanent positions if required.

Practical Plants is currently lacking information on propagation instructions of Allium roseum. Help us fill in the blanks! Edit this page to add your knowledge.



Cultivation

Easily grown in a warm sunny position in a light well-drained soil[8][9][10].

Only hardy in the milder parts of Britain, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[6]. The bulbs should be planted fairly deeply[8]. A very ornamental plant[8]. There are several named forms[10]. The sub-species A. roseum bulbiferum produces a few sterile flowers and many bulbils on its flowering stem[10]. This form will probably spread freely and perhaps escape from cultivation[K]. The sub-species A. roseum roseum does not produce bulbils[10]. Both forms produce numerous bulblets around the base of the main bulb[10]. Grows well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes[11][7][12]. This plant is a bad companion for alfalfa, each species negatively affecting the other[13].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[14].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Allium roseum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Allium roseum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Allium roseum
Genus
Allium
Family
Alliaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

    "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.


    "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.






    References

    1. ? Cooper. M. and Johnson. A. Poisonous Plants in Britain and their Effects on Animals and Man. HMSO ISBN 0112425291 (1984-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Sholto-Douglas. J. Alternative Foods. ()
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 Riotte. L. Companion Planting for Successful Gardening. Garden Way, Vermont, USA. ISBN 0-88266-064-0 (1978-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? Phillips. R. and Rix. M. Bulbs Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30253-1 (1989-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.110.210.310.4 Davies. D. Alliums. The Ornamental Onions. Batsford ISBN 0-7134-7030-5 (1992-00-00)
    11. ? Philbrick H. and Gregg R. B. Companion Plants. Watkins (1979-00-00)
    12. ? Hatfield. A. W. How to Enjoy your Weeds. Frederick Muller Ltd ISBN 0-584-10141-4 (1977-00-00)
    13. ? Allardice.P. A - Z of Companion Planting. Cassell Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-304-34324-2 (1993-00-00)
    14. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    15. ? Polunin. O. Flowers of Greece and the Balkans. Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-217626-9 (1980-00-00)

    Cite error: <ref> tag with name "PFAFimport-17" defined in <references> is not used in prior text.

    "image:Allium roseum, Pisa.JPG|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.